What to Give your Preschoolers to Eat?

What to Give your Preschoolers to Eat?

Proper nutrition during preschool years is imperative for the adequate growth and learning of kids and also to supply the required energy for high activity levels.

Here we bring you some recommendations for good nutrition during these vital years of their development.

Give these two steps a try to help your preschooler eat healthier:

1. Set and maintain regular times for their breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon snacks Fixing and sticking to a planned schedule for their meals and snacks for your preschooler is one of the most essential steps to make sure that they are eating properly along with getting the required foods. A planned timetable helps your child feel hungry at the set time and they eat whatever you have made for them.

2. Add a range of foods from all the food groups to each meal and snack Make sure that you plan 3 main meals and 2 nutritious snacks your preschoolers in a day. Provide them with a variety of nutritious foods from various food groups. This way your kid will have the balanced nutrition that they really need to grow healthy and strong.

Now the question that arises is what and how much your preschooler should be eating to stay healthy?

You must be careful in picking the healthiest foods to give your child. Here are some guidelines about your child’s needs every day from each food group. Give your kid in portions to eat, which is half of what we, as adults should eat. Obviously, it is not a lot of food. Try to provide the majority of the food groups during each meal and fill in the rest at snacks.

You can have an idea from the below Serving Sizes and Meal Ideas

Breakfast:
● 1/2 whole wheat bagel
● tablespoon of peanut butter
● 1/2 of a banana
● 1/2 cup of milk

Snacks
● 1/4 cup of carrots
● 1/2 cup of yogurt

Lunch
● 1 ounce of chicken
● 1/2 cup cooked rice
● 1/2 cup of peas
● 1/2 cup of milk

Snack
● 1/2 sliced apple
● 1 cup dry cereal
Dinner
● 1 ounce of fish
● slice of bread
● 1/2 baked sweet potato
● 1/2 cup of milk
You surely can plan or schedule your own meal and snacks calendar for your kid but try to make sure that you are giving him a balanced diet. In case of any guidance, you can always get in touch with Healthsum Life’ s nutrition experts who are available 24×7 to help you out.

 

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